School can be tough especially when you're in high school and probably trying to juggle a million things at once. Trying to balance all the homework, extra curricular and keeping your grades up is basically the definition of high school! Well lucky for you, I have some tips and tricks that might help with the heavy workload!
LESS THE STRESS
Its super important to not stress out too much! Remember we are still only teenagers and we should be enjoying every moment while we are still young! Times are stressful and sometimes its hard to just relax but its so important to make sure you take that time. If you want to go more in depth on how to control stress, see my posts "Rest & Relaxation", "Less Stress, More Rest", "Don't stress, Do your best, Forget the rest".
Especially if you have extra curriculars, learning how to multitask will be your best friend. These are some of my favorite ways to multitask and some of my favorite tips for school:
1) Ace that Essay
A lot of the times when I have to type things such as poems, essays, and papers, I will do it on my phone. It makes things super easy since I have easier access to my phone than a laptop, especially when I'm on the go. So you can literally write your paper on the way to soccer practice!
2) Mask Multitask
Another awesome tip is to make the most out of your time! I always like to do face maks a few times a week, and whenever I do I always go over my flashcards! Masks typically are kept on for about 15 minutes which is the perfect amount of time to review flashcards for chem class!
3) Little By Little
Taking things piece by piece will make your workload feel so much lighter. When there are assignments that I particularly don't want to do, I do a little but every day to help lessen my workload.
4) Sleep, sleep, sleep
Sleep is so important, especially when your a teenager! I always like to do more challenging assignments in the morning because your brain actually functions better early in the day. The most effective hours to work are actually from like 4-6 am and the least functional hours are around 4-8 pm. So my usual day consists of sports after school, a quick nap and completely my less challenging homework. Then I wake up around 5-5:30 and to do my more challenging work or for additional studying.
5) Eat well
Eating healthy foods are better for not only your body but your brain! Foods that have antioxidants are proven to help your brain focus such as blueberries, dark chocolate, greens and more. Eat these certain foods while studying will give you a boost of energy and help you focus!